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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers manufacturing for BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.
Rockwell Automation

Rockwell, Enerpac and Twin Disc are latest to announce cuts and...

Rockwell Automation Inc. plans to give its manufacturing employees a one-time additional payment for their continued work during the coronavirus, even as the company cuts salaries for other employees.
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Wages and exports were growing in Wisconsin before coronavirus hit

Heading into 2020, Wisconsin economy was on relatively solid footing. The state saw minimal job growth in 2019, but unemployment remained low and wages were generally trending upward.

Dr. Tiffany Mullen of Vytal Health: Bringing humanity back to health...

Dr. Tiffany Mullen, co-founder of Vytal Health, is drawing on her own experience as a patient living with a chronic medical condition to bring humanity back to health care.
Joel Quadracci

Joel Quadracci: ‘Be willing to pull big levers very quickly’

It’s been a while since Joel Quadracci flew an airplane, but in leading Sussex-based Quad/Graphics Inc. he still falls back on one of the lessons he learned while learning to fly.
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Quad/Graphics cutting pay, suspending production at some facilities

Sussex-based Quad/Graphics Inc. has joined the growing number of companies implementing pay cuts and reduced production in response to the coronavirus and economic challenges created by efforts to curtail its spread.
Jason Industries Inc.

Jason Industries cuts exec salaries 25% along with wage reduction and...

Milwaukee-based Jason Industries Inc. is cutting the base salaries of six top executives by 25% from April 1 to June 30, according to a securities filing made Wednesday.
WEC Energy Group headquarters building

WEC Energy names Lauber as COO, hires new CFO from CenterPoint...

WEC Energy Group announced a series of leadership changes Thursday, including the promotion of chief financial officer Scott Lauber to COO and the hiring of Xia Liu from Houston-based CenterPoint Energy, to be the new CFO for WEC Energy Group.

Local manufacturer saw furloughs as an ethical decision, not a business...

Menomonee Falls-based Connected Technology Solutions certainly could have decided to continue operating under Gov. Tony Evers’ safer-at-home order.
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Last two weeks of unemployment claims nearly equal worst 6-week period...

The number of initial unemployment claims filed in Wisconsin last week more than doubled from the previous week when the state set a record with 51,031 initial claims.
Rexnord Corp.

Rexnord’s Todd Adams talks about managing through coronavirus, sees a U...

Asked what his expectations are for an economic recovery coming out of the coronavirus outbreak, Rexnord Corp. chief executive officer Todd Adams said it is “very difficult” to think it will be V-shaped.

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